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06 Aug 2019 09:34 #401 by CCU
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I think most folk would happily pay a couple quid more for the flight, compared to say the Bus/Boat combo, when you factor in the time saving and ease?

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06 Aug 2019 10:43 #402 by seesaw50
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If all goes well this time next year I'd like to see them extend destinations, even for a couple of summer months to say Exeter for onwards into Devon or Isle of Man or even up to Inverness.

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06 Aug 2019 10:44 #403 by kells
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When you see CLDA, you can see instantly that it’s not geared up for larger capacity flights. It is obvious, however, that they see it as an opportunity for passengers to connect to destinations beyond (there’s a big board by the departure gate saying that from Carlisle you can connect to 100+ destinations).

It did get me thinking... most times I fly abroad, it’s via some hellhole like MCR - I detest that airport and hate driving there. More often than not I pay for parking and an overnight hotel. Given that CLDA is ‘only’ an hours drive for me, the parking is free and it’s a no-nonsense airport, I’ll seriously consider using it to connect. As long as the figures work out favourably, I reckon it’ll be worth the small inconvenience of changing flights at Southend or wherever.

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06 Aug 2019 10:47 #404 by kells
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seesaw50 wrote: If all goes well this time next year I'd like to see them extend destinations, even for a couple of summer months to say Exeter for onwards into Devon or Isle of Man or even up to Inverness.


I overheard the attendant on my return flight saying that the numbers and feedback have been very good so far - the big test will be over winter.

Similar sized aircraft doing ‘seasonal’ routes to other UK destinations may be a possibility, I guess we’ll wait and see. As I mentioned earlier in this thread, I reckon a Southampton route would be a winner for the cruise market alone.

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06 Aug 2019 10:50 #405 by chedderbob247
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Was hoping to give the airport a go this week to head over to Dublin on business. Unfortunately I won't be able to as there are no flights that I can see that go over and back on the same day. I'll just have to look elsewhere.

Wish the airport every success, it can only be good for the area in general.

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06 Aug 2019 21:15 #406 by seesaw50
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Yes that's the draw back , you cant go for the day which is poor. I think theres a flight about 8am or 9am so why no return say 6 or 7pm.

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12 Aug 2019 11:48 #407 by CCU
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Seems they’re happy enough with early usage:

www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/17821494.flig...ke-district-airport/

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12 Aug 2019 16:43 #408 by Laffy
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Early days but if they are selling flights at £50 including tax at that occupancy, they are absolutely burning money.The taxi ride to the airport will be more profitable!

They need a lot more than 3 or 4 flights per day-hence the new routes proposal.Trouble is unless the Charter operators can see regular and consistent volume, it’s not going to happen.Look at Thomas Cook today-they are bordering on bankruptcy.Ryanair-too much capacity.Flybe-broken as we know.

I think the future will be freight and military.Then the cunning plan hatched all those years ago is complete!

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